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Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Watson of Richmond: My Lords, four decades ago when we joined what was then the European Economic Community, I was working for the BBC and was asked to script and present a life story of Jean Monnet—“the father of Europe”, as he was then called. I got to know him pretty well. I found him not to be an ideological man but a rather optimistic pragmatist. His consistent theme, however—the right reverend...

Brexit: Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service - Motion to Take Note ( 8 Dec 2016)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Sterling for introducing this debate and I remind the House of my somewhat technical interest. Regarding the short procedural debate that we had this morning, I have to leave the Chamber that day at 2.45 pm to catch a train to see the doctor and I crave your Lordships’ indulgence to let me escape. First, I share the concerns of all noble Lords...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry ( 1 Dec 2016)

Angus MacNeil: ...my question, so I will leave it be. People watching can make up their own minds about what he meant when he said that only a madman would leave the market. I am quite clear what he meant. The debate today was hosted tremendously well by the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn), who follows an illustrious predecessor, the much liked Austin Mitchell. She was absolutely right in...

Airport Capacity - Statement (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I support the Government, not because there are not important residential and environmental concerns—because there are—but because this decision is genuinely in the national interest of Wales, the West Country, the Midlands, the north, the east and, indeed, the south-east, and because it is the only hub airport capable of getting back some of the traffic we have lost to Paris...

Israel and Palestine - Question for Short Debate (13 Oct 2016)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, I thank all those who have come at the end of a Thursday afternoon to the final debate of the day on perhaps one of the most important subject that Parliaments throughout the world can consider. I start by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, the Foreign Office Minister, for coming today to reply to the debate. I embarrass her deliberately by saying that she has an incredibly...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (14 Sep 2016)

Michael Russell: Last week, the First Minister updated Parliament on the work that has taken place since the EU referendum and earlier today, she provided further information to the European and External Relations Committee. I will not repeat the detail of her statement, but I will emphasise what she has made clear by her actions: that the Scottish Government has lost no time in engaging fully and robustly on...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 5 Jul 2016)

Lord Williams of Baglan: My Lords, like many in your Lordships’ House, I did not expect a few weeks ago to be speaking in a debate today on the UK leaving the EU, but that is what we are now doing. Formally, of course, it is the EU but, for all intents and purposes, there is little difference between the EU and Europe. In that regard we are joining the outsiders: Norway and Iceland, Switzerland, Albania—that...

EU Foreign and Security Strategy (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 7 Jun 2016)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...Lord Tugendhat, and the members of his committee. I invite your Lordships to imagine the headline: “Boris says EU will abolish the Foreign Office”. This is not far from similarly wild claims made by Brexit supporters. Their vision of an EU leviathan rolling over all our hallowed institutions, even in areas that are traditionally the preserve of the nation state—internal security and...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...Lord, Lord Ashdown. The Foreign Office that I joined 50 years ago was taught by the Suez disaster to give up some of our imperial pretensions that had been rebuffed in our ambitions by General de Gaulle. The FCO that I left 15 years ago had learned that being influential in the EU strengthened our voice in Washington, in the UN and in the Commonwealth. The British at last felt at home in...

Transparency and Accountability (European Union) ( 3 May 2016)

Edward Leigh: Absolutely. There is one way in which we can genuinely reform the EU. The Prime Minister tells us that we should remain in a reformed EU. Is there a single hon. Member on either side of this argument, or on either side of the House, who believes that the Prime Minister has reformed the EU? Despite his best efforts, no one believes that. Everyone knows that the negotiation was, to all intents...

European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve ( 2 Mar 2016)

Lord Oates: ...in the White Paper. I hesitated before putting my name on this rather long speakers list but I am glad that I did because I just do not recognise the European Union that so many noble Lords have described—where apparently we have no friends, can win no votes and have no influence. I thought it was Britain that had led the way in creating the single market, in securing admission of the...

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — Regional Airports ( 2 Feb 2016)

Catherine McKinnell: Indeed. The commission looked at that issue and its decision was unequivocal: a third runway at Heathrow presents the clearest case and the greatest strategic and economic benefits to the UK. That view was shared unanimously by its members. For the benefit of hon. Members, it is worth revisiting what some of those benefits are. The commission estimates that by 2050, GDP would be boosted by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Airports Capacity (14 Dec 2015)

Roger Gale: ..., the chief executive of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd clearly indicated that he thought Heathrow was full for freight purposes. Even today, we are losing business to Schiphol, Frankfurt, Charles de Gaulle and Dubai. We have to take action now. It will be 15 years before there are wheels on new tarmac anywhere in the south-east. Will my right hon. Friend do his utmost to get Manston...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Airports Commission: Final Report (26 Nov 2015)

Thomas Tugendhat: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to respond to the launch by my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of an airport expansion project into Kent and East Sussex. It will not surprise him to hear that that is not the answer I would favour, and neither would it be favoured by many of my friends, colleagues and neighbours in west Kent and Sussex. That is...

EU Referendum: Assessing the Reform Process (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note ( 3 Nov 2015)

Lord Lawson of Blaby: ...to my noble friend Lord Boswell and his committee on having produced an interesting report and having elicited a perhaps even more interesting written response from the Government. I must declare some interests. I am a member of the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee of the European Affairs Committee now, but I was not when this report was being produced; I am president of Conservatives...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Clause 16 — Tax on carriage of passengers by air (29 Jun 2015)

Stewart Hosie: I will come on to the comments made by the hon. Member for Blackley and Broughton (Graham Stringer) in a moment. The provisions relating to the devolution of air passenger duty—I will concentrate on the duty, rather than the aggregates levy or the further provisions in clause 18—were set out clearly in the Smith agreement: “86. The power to charge tax on air passengers leaving Scottish...

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 Jun 2015)

Toby Perkins: This is a multifaceted issue. I feel like I have been responding to my hon. Friend’s speech for longer than it took him to deliver it, so I will move on. [Interruption.] He rightly says that we have a bit of time. There were other important contributions. The hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) reflected on the extent to which industrial jobs have gone from her constituency....

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (19 Jun 2015)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: .... The Bill’s aims are admirable. In essence, it proposes powers for the Secretary of State for Transport to direct airport operators, in the interest of national air infrastructure, to ensure adequate services between the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow, and regional airports. By way of background, it is important to emphasise that the UK has excellent aviation connectivity. The five...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (10 Jun 2015)

Philip Dunne: ...shipborne rolling vertical landings have taken place with an F-35B. The plan is to commence this activity in 2018 as part of First of Class Flying Trials. Ahead of these trials there is a range of de-risking work being undertaken which includes aircraft trials and synthetic modelling. The concept has already been demonstrated on the French carrier Charles de Gaulle using a modified Harrier...

European Union Referendum Bill ( 9 Jun 2015)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...I cannot agree with his remarks on this occasion. I am very pleased to support and welcome the Second Reading of this Bill. For almost my entire adult life, Europe seems to have dominated the debate: whether it has been de Gaulle’s efforts to keep us out—in some ways it is a shame they did not succeed; the referendum, in which I voted yes originally; or indeed the negotiations on the...


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